Eat Pray Wear Love: Mortal Combat

Mortal Combat

This post is going to be a bit longer than I usually like, but there's lots to cover!

This has been a whirlwind of a weekend! You may recall the Father Daughter Dinner Dance that I previously mentioned to you, well it finally arrive this weekend. Thousands of Daddies & Daughters dressed to the nine's arrived for a night of dining and dancing with one another. It is pure joy to watch them! 

On top of helping with the dance on Friday and Saturday, I had a photo shoot for an upcoming bridal company on Saturday. The ladies behind the company saw my dress and loved it so much that they asked me to be a part of their shoot. What an honor! They specialize in vintage styling and bridal rentals, and they just have the cutest stuff! Their name is Darling Briar and I'm so excited to share them with you! For a sneak peak of the shoot, visit Caitlin Alysse Photography.

If you follow me instagram, you're already aware of my bad-gone-good hair day that happened while preparing for this shoot. Having curly hair can be wonderful because most days it literally takes me about 30 minutes to do my hair. It's kind of a double edged sword though, because my curls tend to have  a mind of their own. Saturday, was one of those unpredictable days; and, in an attempt to try to fix my curls, I kept putting in product after product leaving me with a flaky, crunchy, product-filled 'do that was anything but bridal! With only an 1.5 hours before I had to leave for the shoot, I frantically called the nearest downtown hair salon for help. 
I rushed over and 30 minutes later voila! 


Now, onto the look. Brandon likes to call this my "Mortal Combat" jacket. He says all the belts remind him of the game. So it's become our little inside joke. By the way, remember my birthday boots? Well here they are! I can't believe it's taken me this long to put them on here, but I've been wearing mostly ankle boots this season, so haven't had a chance to bust out the OTK's too often. I love them though, and even though they were a splurge, I definitely think I am going to get my money's worth out of them. 

I don't love these pictures because of all the cars, etc in the background, but like I said this weekend was a complete whirlwind and we had like 5 minutes to break away and take these shots. Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. 




Jacket: SheInside exact // Tank: Forever 21 // Pants: Marshall's love these // Boots: Sam Edelman (sold out) similar // Earrings: old
Hair: Kelly Nicely Aulich at Eden Salon

36 comments:

  1. That jacket! Those boots! The hair! Leah, all kinds of fabulous, love it! Funnily enough I just posted today with my OTK boots too xx

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  2. Yeah, I am all about your Mortal Combat jacket. It is awesome! Love the way you styled it as well. Thanks so much for linking up with Manic Monday! :) -Gina
    On the Daily Express

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  3. I love your hair with this outfit! You look gorgeous!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  4. Aww - I think the pictures are great and would have not thought anything at all about the background! But I certainly understand having to work with what you've got! You look great though - I love the large lapel on that coat, and those boots. YUM! Thank you for sharing with Manic Monday again!
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  5. Loooooove those boots! I knew I should've bit the bullet and purchased them before they sold out ;( wahhhh!!

    xx
    Because I'm Obsessed

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    1. I was so obsessed with them that I put myself on the waitlist and was notified one morning at like 6am that a pair came back in stop and literally jumped out of bed for my credit card! Haha!

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  6. Love your jacket, and it pairs so nicely with those boots! I love this kind of "bad girl" look :)

    Katie
    Style Diary

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  7. That jacket is fierce! Your outfit is so rockin' it almost makes up for the fact that I now have the Mortal Kombat theme stuck in my head! j/k ;)

    Sarah
    tracetheshadows.blogspot.com

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  8. I am speechless...those BOOTS!!! You look great and what an awesome jacket. This is a strong look!

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  9. Holly smokes this is a hot look from head to toe! Love the hair, the jacket and boots! And your face!
    Kat | www.poshbykat.com

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  10. I love those boots! Great find, they aren't too in your face over the knee, they look really wearable!

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    1. Thanks Tori! I am pretty picky when it comes to boots but really love these ones :)

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  11. Those boots are gorgeous! they look great with leggings and I love your jacket as well.

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  12. Love those boots. Visiting from Tres Chic fashion.

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  13. Cool hair!! And love that sheinside coat. Come back next week for stripes and checks :)

    xoxo
    Erin @ The Fashion Canvas

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  14. Such a fun look! You look you could take on the world here :) thanks for linking up!

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  15. Those boots.... AMAZING
    Thanks for linking up with Style Swap!!
    oXo
    Jenn

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  16. Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou - hope to see you again tomorrow! x

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